Barry and Susan are married, and would hate each other, if only they could be bothered. Gavin and Moira are also married, and they hate each other quite openly. Barry's a failed editor ("The Big One", his pet book, never quite came off) and he drinks too much. Gavin? Well, Gavin's got a job too boring to talk about, but no doubt he will. Moira cooks dinner parties and has a very peculiar way of looking after her husband. Susan simply doesn't know what she wants. Then there's Hilary. Single mother Hilary wears a kimono when cooking with a wok and is quite her own man. And what about Annie, who loves Barry - and Barry says, between drinks, it isn't just an office fling, he loves her, he really loves her.